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Aug 10, 2013 11:00pm EDT
obama started his vacation, he went to orlando to speak of the disabled veterans convention announcing a benefitsative to get to veterans. richard reeve is live with more on that. >> the president told a convention that he will fight for them to help reduce red tape and processing time for benefits. business program is underway to help veterans returning home from iraq and afghanistan. veterans of 9/11, this is a world away form the battlefield. a return home is never easy. job, nocome home to no family that can support them. >> he returned to the u.s. in february after his first two were in afghanistan. readjusting to civilian life and finding a good job are difficult challenges. >> having challenges and difficulties reintegrating back into the community. >> the unemployed a rate for these veterans, post on 11 vets have a 7.7% unemployment rate compared to the overall 7.4% rate. that is where the fun comes in. -- that is where the fund comes in. it is not just jobs. canceling is available. that's can receive benefits. >> we are not where we need to be. we are making progress breed >>
Aug 28, 2013 11:00pm EDT
years after dr. king called upon america to let freedom ring. president obama honored those who marched for all that we have today but he also said the march isn't over. >> the universe may bend toward justice but it doesn't bend on its own. to secure the gains this country has made requires constant vigilance not complacency. whether by challenging those who erect new barriers to the vote or ensuring that the scales of justice work equally for all in the criminal justice system is not simply a pipeline from under funded schools to over crowded jails. it requires vigilance. tonight we have new reaction to the president's speech and all of the day's events. we'll go to the martin luther king memorial now with more. >> reporter: vance, at this hour there are still a number of people that are out visiting the sites and visiting this particular memorial. this evening a number of people trying to relish, trying to bask in all of the day's events and remembering and standing in awe of what one man helped begin and where our country has come since then. the anniversary of the march on washingt
Aug 12, 2013 11:00pm EDT
the department. >> as president obama travels to and from the white house, the number one concern of his motorcade is keeping the president safe. one critical constant is an ambulance, trained in the event of a medical emergency. on august 8, as the president and first lady were leaving the white house to celebrate mr. obama's 52nd birthday, medic one ran out of gas. fire officials say the vehicle was towed and is being repaired out of sight. fire officials say the crew should have but did not fill up the tank that day. sources say the fuel gauge had been broken for months and had not been repaired. >> why did it run out of gas? did it have a faulty gas gauge? >> for months, tommy wells has been critical of the department for not correcting a fleet in disrepair. >> this highlights that we are not where we need to be. >> according to an official press report, the ambulance left at 5:30. another ambulance was dispatched and arrived at the white house at 6:58959, nearly 20 minutes later. long n, the motorcade was gone. when the motorcade left, multiple sources say medic 7 was ot in the moto
Aug 29, 2013 11:00pm EDT
in syria. they criticize president obama for considering intervening. some say it looks similar to the situation ain iraq ten years ag. >>> in a conference call tonight, chuck hagel and the national security advisories briefed house and senate leaders and cited intercepted communications as the syrian government used chemical weapons in that attack last year. after the call, top democratics were generally supportive of the president and republicans said he needs to do more to make the case to the public. >>> the british parliament sharply rejected any intervention on their part tonight. that is a blow to prime minister david cameron who promised his support. >> it's clear to me that the british parliament does not want to see british military action. i get that and the government will act accordingly. >> the obama administration says any attack on syria would be ou public tomorrow. >>> a man in maryland went to get in his car and found his driver's side door was missing. thieves managed to steal it in the middle of the night. and his car wasn't the only one they targeted. >> rep
Aug 8, 2013 11:00pm EDT
and russia is about to take center stage before the nation. president obama will hold a news conference tomorrow and the major topic is expected to be the strained relations which may be at its worst since the cold war. now more on what we could expect from the president. >> he's been wherever talking to leno and talking to the marine corpse. but when it comes to talking to the press, the president has been exceptionally tight lipped. >> i'm going to be having a press conference tomorrow so ask that question tomorrow. >> tomorrow is his annual vacation press conference, one he will need because white house editor expects reporters to go deep. >> a lot of the questions reporters have been waiting to ask they will ask tomorrow. >> especially about the president's deliberate snub of vladimir putin. >> the two were to meet face to face until they granted asylum to edward snowden. >> the president said he was frustrate ppeded and cancelled the summit. >> with 19 embassies and consulates closed through saturday, expect the president to be peppered with questions on whether al qaeda still main
Aug 11, 2013 11:00pm EDT
. president obama does not plan any official public appearances while and he is vacationing. we got to see the president playing golf with friends. receivee house will daily briefings while and he vacations with his family. it is a good time to be here in washington. let's check in with meteorologist steve -- way.anges are on the tracking a thunderstorm to the north and west of d.c. on our super doppler radar. is wherelvania, that we have showers now. a few breaks in the clouds may allow you to see a little bit of a meteor shower tonight. could see up to 100 and our. away from city lights is the best place to be. the best place to look, mainly north and east. in about an hour or so. here is your wake-up forecast from the belfort furniture weather center. gio lower 70's. tomorrow, humid day and a stronger cold front on the way is going to bring a chill to the air. look at the extended outlook. all you need to know in a few minutes. >> thanks, steve. tomorrow we will hold -- we will find out who holds the winning powerball ticket worth $1 million. the giants food store on columbia heights --
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